Weezer is setting sail from Jacksonville, Fl to the Bahamas next Valentine’s Day weekend and the band is like Say It Ain’t So in this commercial for The Weezer Cruise. You’d think they would be happy to go to their Island in the Sun, but they look more like someone just told them that Buddy Holly is dead. Seriously someone get them a Hash Pipe, so they can be the troublemakers that they are.
BTW I wonder if they are serving Pork and Beans on the cruise? It would be sinful if they didn’t.
Rivers Cuomo has been posting videos of him taking dance lessons and I want to know if the Weezer singer is doing that so he can be on Dancing with the Stars. If he is he will totally need a few more dance lesson because even though he graduated Harvard in his 30s his dancing is not up the Ivy League standards. Having said that, I still think he looks so cute trying his hardest to get the steps down!
Rivers Cuomo has been known for doing covers of other bands’ song during his Weezer shows, but up until now that has been the only type of music we have heard him sing. Well yesterday he Tweeted himself singing Tonight from West Side Story, and I think the Harvard Graduate has chance to make it on Broadway if he wanted to do it. How melodic does his voice sound as he belts out the tune. Bravo! Bravo!!!
Rivers Cuomo was performing at Chastain Park (one of the best things abotuAtlanta) and it looks like the singer has to take major Weezer. Either that or he has an itch that is tough to scratch in front of thousands of people!
Seriously guys if you are ever in Atlanta and there is a concert playing at Chastain, you should try your hardest to go. I used to usher there and let me tell you it still the best place I have ever seen a concert because you can’t have a bad seat and the acoustics are f*cking awesome!
Weezer named their latest album Hurley after the Lost character played by Jorge Garcia and they put a big picture of his face on it. Well yesterday everybody’s favorite guy from Lost joined them on stage and sang the Perfect Situation with them. Rivers Cuomo Tweeted, “Hurley can SING!” and you know what, he is so right!
This isn’t the first time the lovable guy has sung has stage he has also performed with Band From TV that includes ER’s Scott Grimes, Desperate Housewives James Denton, Heroes’ Grerg Grunberg, House’s Hugh Laurie and Jesse Spencer and Bachelor’s Bob Guiney.
BTW Michael Ausiello is reporting that Jorge will be returning to ABC in my favorite comedy of the new season…Matthew Perry’s Mr Sunshine. Is it wrong for me to want a show to get cancelled just so the show will be on the air sooner?
Last week Weezer announced that their next album Hurley would be out on September 14th. Yesterday they revealed the cover of the CD and it had Lost’s Hurley aka Jorge Garcia on the cover. Today they released the first single Memories from Hurley and I can’t wait until next month so I can get it! Seriously doesn’t that song stuck in your head like a good memory?
Rives Cuomo told Spinner magazine why he chose that picture of Jorge Garcia for the cover of Weezer’s upcoming CD, “I was coming up with all kinds of stuff, but ultimately, we just went with some random word that doesn’t really have anything to do with anything. I just loved this photo of Jorge Garcia — it just had this amazing vibe. We didn’t want to do a fourth self-titled record and we knew people would refer to it as ‘the Hurley record’ even if we left it without that title, so we just called it ‘Hurley.’ No words are on the cover because all we wanted was his amazing face.” Who doesn’t love that face? And who doesn’t love this picture of Rivers with Jorge in Spinner magazine!
Rivers Cuomo is known for performing covers with his band Weezer and the lead singer Tweeted this video of him singing I Think We’re Alone Now. Now I know that the song was originally sung by Tommy James & the Shondells in 1967, but you know he was doing Tiffany’s version that came out 20 years later. Which ever version they were doing, I really hope they release it as single because I loved what they did to it. Who knows maybe Rivers Couomo and Weezer will do a mall tour just like Tiffany did when that song made her a household name? I would go to see them live at my local mall, wouldn’t you?
Rivers Cuomo and his assistant suffered minor injuries early this morning when the Weezer tour bus skidded on some ice and lost control according to WSYR.
State Police say the tour bus, registered to Night Train Coach, was about 40 miles west of Albany and traveling to Boston when it slid on some ice on the roadway. The bus skidded into the median and then back across the east bound lanes, through the guardrail, and came to a rest in a ditch along the right shoulder of the thruway.
The lead singer and his assistant were transported to a hospital in Amsterdam, NY. Rivers wife and 2 year old daughter were also on the bus, and they are both uninjured.
The band is suppose to play Boston tomorrow, no word yet if that gig was cancelled.
BTW is wrong for me to wonder if he was wearing a Weezer Snuggie at the time of the crash?
UPDATE: Karl just posted an update on Weezer.com that Rivers suffered 3 cracked ribs and sustained some mostly minor but very painful internal damage, as well as hurting his lower leg somehow. He also added that the tour has been cancelled because of the accident. Hopefully Rivers will be better soon.
Remember when Weezer was groundbreaking and rad? After what I have been reading about them in the last few weeks, it’s been getting harder and harder for me to remember that.
First it was bad when I read that they recorded a song with American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert. Then I heard (see below) they were spotted performing with Gossip Girl’s Leighton Meester at a show in NYC over the weekend. But the straw that broke camel’s back for me came today when I saw that Weezer is selling personalized Snuggies to sell their latest CD Raditude that is out tomorrow. Seriously when did they get so lame that they are selling blankets with sleeves to promote their music. I mean even The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney and Tom Jones wouldn’t do something so geriatric. I want to know when Weezer became such big sell outs to do all of the above? It happened so rapidly, I don’t think any of us saw it coming. Did you?
BTW now having said all of that I so want a Weezer Snuggie and Raditude! It’s only $30 maybe I will splurge for the blue one!
Weezer’s second video from their highly successful CD The Red Album is out and not only is it a Troublemaker it is a multi-record breaker.
The Guinness World Records: Largest Air Guitar Ensemble
The largest air guitar ensemble consisted of 233 participants and took place during during the filming of the music video “Troublemaker” by the band Weezer in Los Angeles, California, USA on 21 August 2008. Largest Game of Dodgeball
The largest game of dodgeball consisted of two teams of 50 people (100 total) who played against each other during the filming of the music video “Troublemaker” by the band Weezer in Los Angeles, California, USA, on 21 August 2008. Longest Guitar Hero World Tour Marathon
The longest Guitar Hero World Tour Marathon lasted for 10 hr 12 min 54 sec during the filming of the music video “Troublemaker” by the band Weezer in Los Angeles, California,USA, on 21 August 2008. Most People in a Custard Pie Fight
The most people in a custard pie fight was 120 during the filming of the music video “Troublemaker” by the band Weezer in Los Angeles, California, USA, on 21 August 2008. Most People Riding on a Skateboard
The most people riding on a skateboard is 22 during the filming of the music video “Troublemaker” by the band Weezer in Los Angeles, California, USA, on 21 August 2008.
Weezer is looking to add one more record to the list and that is Pat Wilson was shown playing the World’s Smallest Drum Kit in the video! BTW who else wishes they took part in the largest Custard Pie Fight because that seriously looked like a lot of fun!!!
BTW if you haven’t picked up Weezer’s The Red Album, what are you waiting for? Seriously it is one of the best CDs of the year!!! And that is coming from one Troublemaker to all you Troublemakers!!!
One more quick Weezer note, they kick off their North American tour tonight!
Oct 7 Salt Lake City, UT E Center
Oct 9 Portland OR Memorial Coliseum
Oct 10 Vancouver, BC GM Place
Oct 11 Seattle, WA Key Arena
Oct 13 San Jose, CA Events Center
Oct 14 Los Angeles, CA The Forum
Oct 17 San Diego, CA Cox Arena
Oct 18 Phoenix, AZ Arizona State Fair
Oct 20 Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center
Oct 21 Dallas, TX Nokia Theater
Oct 23 Houston, TX Reliant Arena
Oct 25 Atlanta, GA Gwinnett Arena
You can still get tickets to most of their shows and they are def one band you want to see live!!! For more info on the tour check out Weezer’s site.